Disney TV Promotes Craig Erwich and Shannon Ryan

Disney TV Promotes Craig Erwich and Shannon Ryan

Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich and president of content material advertising for Hulu and Disney General Entertainment Shannon Ryan have each been promoted to expanded roles.

Erwich has been upped to president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. With this new title, Erwich will proceed to supervise ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, whereas including unscripted and various leisure to his purview, in addition to Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals.

Erwich, who has overseen the Hulu Originals model since 2014, is predicted to “assist bolster DBT’s content material technique for fueling Disney+ with broad, family-appealing unique programming.”

Ryan has been promoted to president of selling at Disney General Entertainment, giving her management over in-house advertising for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content.

Additionally, FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier is shifting into the newly created function of president of Disney Television Studios & Business Operations, Disney General Entertainment, as Walt Disney Television chief Bryan Noon steps down after slightly below a 12 months in his publish.

The management adjustments at Disney General Entertainment had been introduced Thursday by new chairman Dana Walden, to whom Erwich, Ryan and Schrier will all report.

“I’m extremely lucky to be working with among the best possible executives in our business, and Craig, Shannon and Eric are precisely that – one of the best. These are confirmed leaders with each unimaginable artistic sensibilities and sturdy enterprise acumen,” stated Walden. “Additionally, they’ve lengthy and spectacular observe data of supporting their groups and our wonderful artistic companions to do their best possible work.”

Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, will now report back to Erwich for streaming technique and content material, and will proceed to report back to Walden for programming on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior cable networks. Erwich’s extra new experiences embody Sharon Klein, government vp of casting, and Rob Mills, government vp of unscripted and various leisure. 

Ryan, who has led the groups operating advertising and publicity of reveals from ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Freeform, Hulu Originals, Onyx Collective and Disney Television Studios since 2020, will now see Pam Levine will report on to her. Ryan has been a key lieutenant to Walden for a while, going again to the pre-Disney merger period at Fox, and her portfolio grew significantly after the acquisition was accomplished in 2019.

On Ryan’s watch, Disney platforms have fielded such hits as Hulu’s “The Dropout,” “Pam & Tommy,” “Dopesick” in addition to ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and Freeform’s “Good Trouble.” Amid the chief adjustments, oversight of selling for FX will keep underneath FX president of selling Stephanie Gibbons, who has overseen the model for nearly twenty years and experiences to FX Networks chief John Landgraf.


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